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Daily Mail - Great Britain

UK weather forecast predicts week-long big freeze

Hundreds of schools were shut and airports, railways and roads severely disrupted as more than a foot of snow hit Britain yesterday – and forecasters warn more is on the way.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:37 am

Gateshead mugger attacks disabled pensioner who is 4ft 6in tall

Alan Barnes – who was born with sight and growth problems – was the victim of an attack outside his home in Gateshead, Tyne and Wear in a crime that has shocked his neighbours and relatives

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:34 am

Commuter chaos in Paris after train drivers go on strike following attack on colleague

Paris was gripped by travel chaos today as train drivers went on strike following a violent attack on one of their colleagues. Commuters took desperate measures as they tried to get home from work.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:31 am

ISIS Hostage is feared dead as exchange collapses

Negotiations to save the lives of two Islamic State hostages appeared to have collapsed last night as fears grow that a captive Jordanian pilot has already been murdered.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:04 am

Gas truck explosion destroys Mexico City maternity hospital

Four babies and three adults were killed in the blast in Mexico City today, according to the latest tally. Some are still feared trapped under the rubble of the collapsed building.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 11:16 pm

McDonald’s announces Steve Easterbrook as replacement for current boss

Steve Easterbrook, 47, grew up in north London before studying at Durham University and has been with the fast food giant for 20 years, based at its headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 11:05 pm

Essex gym fanatic suffers heart attack after taking steroids to bulk up quickly 

EXCLUSIVE: Ryan Harriss, 22, from Harlow, Essex, collapsed on a night out after suffering chest pains. Doctors warned he may die if he didn’t stop taking the drugs.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 10:22 pm

Indian Express - India

Islamists rally in Egypt ahead of referendum vote, 3 killed

Islamist supporters of Morsi and his Muslim Brotherhood organization added a call to boycott of the referendum.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:54 am

Over 100 houses burned down in China”s ancient Tibetan town

No casualties were reported and the cause of the fire is being investigated, the report said.

Posted on 11 January 2014 @ 10:26 am

‘India dangerous weak link in n-security”

Estimated 1,400 tons uranium and almost 500 tons of plutonium stored in around the world.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 8:09 pm

Parvez Musharraf’s health report shows no illness: Prosecutor

Musharraf was rushed to hospital after he developed heart problems while being driven to special court.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:44 am

Huffington Post announces creation of new online publication, THEWORLDPOST

THEWORLDPOST editorial board includes noted Indian journalist Dileep Padgaonkar.

Posted on 9 January 2014 @ 10:14 am

Earth’s atmosphere suffers from ‘nuclear hangover’

According to Alvarado, the levels were not high enough to pose a risk to human health.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 12:28 pm

Polar freeze turns deadly, moves to US East and South after killing 21 people

The Midwest and the East experienced temperatures colder than much of Antarctica.

Posted on 8 January 2014 @ 8:09 am


BBC - Great Britain

Man with fake gun disrupts Dutch TV

A man wielding a fake gun is arrested in a studio of Dutch news broadcaster NOS, causing the main evening bulletins to be cancelled.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:56 am

Charlie Hebdo attack: French values challenged in schools

French teachers on the frontline after Charlie Hebdo attack

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:01 am

German ranchers killed in Paraguay

A German couple who had been ranching in Paraguay for 30 years are shot dead, allegedly by left-wing guerrillas.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:37 am

The strange case of babies sleeping in boxes

The remarkable appeal of the Finnish baby boxes

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:10 am

The middle-class voters who can’t resist Marx

The country where even the middle classes may love Marx

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:06 am

Finnish start-ups rise from Nokia’s ashes

Nokia’s demise hit Finland hard – but left a vibrant start-up scene

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:02 am

EU extends sanctions against Russia

Foreign ministers from the EU agree in Brussels to extend existing sanctions against Russia until September but not to impose any new sanctions.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 10:27 pm

NPR - United States

Ebola Cases Plummet In West Africa, As Endgame Begins

Only 99 Ebola cases were reported worldwide last week. That’s the lowest weekly count since June. But getting down to zero cases is still a long way off.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:00 am

The Arctic Circle’s Coolest Accommodations Turn 25 Years Old

The Icehotel in Sweden, built in winter and vanishing in spring, is the original hotel carved from snow and ice bricks. It’s also an art project; sculptors compete for the chance to carve out rooms.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 10:21 pm

Prosecutor’s Murky Death Could Impact Argentina’s Elections

Argentina is focused on the funeral of a prosecutor who died mysteriously. And the nation’s politics — with elections this fall — reverberate over the 20-year-old bombing he was investigating.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 9:59 pm

Senators Work To Open Up Travel For Americans To Cuba

Several members of Congress — recently back from Cuba — are taking steps to further ease a decades old embargo on the communist island. But even as they announced new legislation to open up travel for Americans, Cuba’s president is talking tough about what it will take to ultimately normalize ties.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 9:59 pm

Guantanamo Bay A Sticking Point Between U.S., Cuba Since 1903

Guantanamo Bay is home to the United States’ oldest overseas base. Melissa Block talks to Vanderbilt History Professor Paul Kramer.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 9:59 pm

Woman Held By Jordan Has Close Ties To Islamic State

Jordan has indicated that it is willing to swap a convicted terrorist for a Jordanian pilot held captive by the so-called Islamic State. The terrorist is a woman named Sajida al-Rishawi. She and her husband conducted a suicide attack at a Jordanian hotel. Her belt did not detonate but dozens of people were killed. ISIS has demanded her release in part because she has longstanding ties to the group.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 9:51 pm

U.S. Report On Spending In Afghanistan Classified For First Time

The latest quarterly report on U.S. spending in Afghanistan was released on Thursday. Conspicuously missing were figures on how more than $50 billion is being spent on training and equipping Afghan military and police forces. Those figures have been classified for the first time in years of such reporting and the general who ordered keeping them secret says it’s to keep enemies from sharpening their attacks. Key senators disagree.

Posted on 29 January 2015 @ 9:51 pm

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Voice of America - US Government

Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda

As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support. One such youth organization, CET, or Network, uses creative multimedia to appeal to Russia’s urban youth with patriotic propaganda.

CET says it is an educational project to help young people implement their creative potential.  The only requirement, said public relations manager Anastasia Melnik, is unconditional support…

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 2:19 am

Pro-Kremlin Youth Group Creatively Promotes ‘Patriotic’ Propaganda

As Russia’s President Vladimir Putin faces international pressure over Ukraine and a failing economy, unofficial domestic groups are rallying to his support. One such youth organization, CET, or Network, uses creative multimedia to appeal to Russia’s urban youth with patriotic propaganda. VOA’s Daniel Schearf reports.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 2:01 am

FBI Adds Somali-Born Suspect to Most-Wanted-Terrorist List

The FBI on Thursday added a U.S. citizen born in Somalia to its list of most-wanted terrorists, saying he might have knowledge of U.S. government buildings, Washington airports and the area’s subway system.

The wanted man is Liban Haji Mohamed. Officials said he might be using several aliases.

Mohamed lived in a northern Virginia suburb of Washington and worked as taxi driver, according to an FBI statement.

The FBI said that while he was in the Washington area, Mohamed was a…

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:47 am

President Jefferson’s Library, 200 Years Later

The first home of the U.S. Library of Congress in Washington was in the Capitol, and when that building was burned during the War of 1812, many of the library’s 3,000 books were destroyed. Former President Thomas Jefferson offered his huge personal library as a replacement, and Congress purchased it on January 30, 1815. Today, Jefferson’s books are on permanent exhibit in the Library of Congress for everyone to see. VOA’s Deborah Block reports.

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 1:20 am

CDC Urges Measles Vaccinations Amid Disneyland Outbreak

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention urged Americans on Thursday to get vaccinated for measles amid an outbreak that began at Disneyland in December, saying that 2014 saw the highest number of cases in two decades.

So far more than 90 people have been diagnosed with measles in California and elsewhere, most of them linked to an outbreak that public health officials suspect began when an infected person from outside the United States visited Disneyland in Anaheim between…

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:51 am

Jobless Egyptians Incur Great Risk, Seek Work in Libya

Facing grim economic prospects at home, desperate young Egyptians are seeking jobs in Libya — a country sliding into lawlessness where armed groups battle for control and dozens of their compatriots have been kidnapped.

Tackling unemployment in Egypt, where half of the rapidly growing population is under 25, is one of the toughest challenges facing President Abdel Fattah el-Sissi.

He rules a country that has seen two presidents deposed in the past four years. The 2011 popular uprising…

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:36 am

Study Finds Nigeria Presidential Poll Too Close to Call

The presidential contest between Nigeria’s incumbent President Goodluck Jonathan and main rival General Mohammadu Buhari from the opposition All Progressives Congress (APC) is too close to call, according to the latest Afrobarometer opinion poll.

Survey

2,400 prospective Nigerian voters were interviewed for the Afrobarometer poll, with equal representation across the country, and a margin of error + or – 2 percent.

Nengak Daniel, a senior member of the Afrobarometer team that…

Posted on 30 January 2015 @ 12:36 am


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